2 people arrested after high-speed chase in Missoula

Posted at 9:14 AM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 11:14:55-04

Police arrested two people, a male and a female, after a Monday night incident that began when police were investigating drug activity on Missoula’s north side. 

According to the Missoula Police Department, a high-speed chase down Russell Avenue toward Brooks Street ended when the white GMC Denali that the suspects were driving turned into the parking lot of Tremper’s Shopping Center. 

Police say the two people jumped out of the vehicle while it was still rolling and began running away. 

The vehicle then hit a police patrol car before hitting another vehicle in the parking lot and coming to a stop. 

"Occupants of the vehicle jumped out, left the vehicle running and in gear, the vehicle crashed into another car in the parking lot and a police vehicle. Both the male and female adults were apprehended and in custody," said Missoula Police Sgt. Patrick Erbacher

A brief chase followed after the two bailed out of the Denali.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time.

The two people arrested are Joseph Waters, 39 years old, and Casey Zucconi, 35; both are reportedly from Billings, and are scheduled to make their initial court appearance on Wednesday.

The incident was the second police chase in Missoula in the past week.

We will update this story when more information before available.